This study examined the impact of changes in assessment on curriculum, instruction, teachers, and students. The study describes the complex, developmental process by which a particular course, teachers, and a class evolved, articulated goals and standards, and assessed their learning. My co-teacher and I used a variety of assessments: conferences, peer review, reflections, portfolios, group projects, and presentations in addition to traditional tests and quizzes. The methodology was a... Topic: Curriculum evaluation
CAMS is a program which provides a system to continuously monitor curriculum progression throughout a given school year. The purpose of the program, as stated by the project directors (King & Idleman, 1984), is to create a consistency in the academic content that is taught. The project description cited research by Schwille (N.D.) indicating that the major decision regarding what content would be taught lies with each individual teacher rather than with the directors of curriculum. Evidence... Topics: Curriculum, Mapping
Because communication has been determined to be an essential part of all subject areas, not just English classes, this curriculum guide recommends a method for integrating communication across the curriculum in Saskatchewan (Canada) schools, from kindergarten to grade 12. The introduction defines communication skills as essential learning in education that consists of speaking, reading, writing, listening, viewing, and other forms of nonverbal communication, and the first chapter goes into... Topics: ERIC Archive, Communication Skills, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment, Curriculum...
A increasing wealth of high quality digital curriculum and free, open-source software programs are available today for students and teachers in schools. Yet despite the plentiful choices, there are still compelling reasons for schools to purchase or license some commercial digital software and curriculum programs. This podcast is a rebroadcast of a session presented for educators in El Paso, Texas, on May 3, 2006 on the topic "Outstanding Commercial Digital Curriculum." Topics: education, curriculum, software